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L'Avaro (The miser)


The selfishness of feelings towards the weakest and the different, dictated by the fear and propaganda of some political factions, takes shape in the capital vice of Avarice, the absolute protagonist of a piece with a Mediterranean flavor.

The Avaro is the single forerunner of "Ceppeccàt", the concept album of the SOSSIO BANDA whose main theme is the vice linked to the seven deadly sins.
The distressed by this vice is a strange and ambiguous character, who perpetually experiences a stormy inner conflict, divided between the joy and the desire to possess and the fear of losing himself, wealth accumulates. He often leads a miserable life and then dies as a rich man and lets the heirs enjoy his possessions; he always postpones tomorrow what he could do and spend today, since for him detachment from one's own things is synonymous with suffering and malaise.

Death is by far the most dramatic and devastating moment of its existence: the definitive separation from the self, but it would be at the same time the point of maximum freedom and joy in which the chains of selfishness and fear are broken; "If only he knew that tomorrow there is no", he would make all his dreams come true.

Paradoxically, the miser is not always a rich and wealthy person; often belonging to the lower-middle class who, afflicted by the anguish of losing, as well as riches, also identity, freedom, work and rights, mistakenly thinks that "not giving" to others, also in terms of affection and feelings, means in some way protecting oneself and defend ourselves, and it is on this that much political propaganda in recent years has leveraged to broaden its consensus.

The emblematic title, which in the Bari dialect means "What a pity", has a double meaning: "what a pity" for man, "there is a pity" for man. It is a very varied, sparkling album, in which band and Balkan sounds, is opposed to melancholic settings, dictated by the naked and raw sound of a double bass and tammurriate and tarante with an unbridled and pressing rhythm, communicating with delicate melodies with a French taste.

Ceppeccàt analyzes modern man through his sins, highlighting all the contradictions that make him and the significant disastrous consequences that arise when the economic, political and social choices of the human race are dictated and driven by vices.

    Name of Band or Artist
  • SERGIO GRILLO, Francesco Sossio Sacchetti
  • Aps Muretti a secco, Italysona
  • Donato Paternoster
    Key Cast
  • Laura Santoro
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  • Francesco Sossio Sacchetti
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  • Loredana Savino
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  • Tommaso Colafiglio
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  • Pasquale Barberio
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  • Francesco Leoce
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  • Giovanni Montesano
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  • Valter Vivarelli
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  • Franco Francesco
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  • Michele Marrulli
    Key Cast
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    Music Video
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 12 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 EUR
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    Digital S35mm
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Director Biography - SERGIO GRILLO

Sergio Grillo è nato a Foggia il 15 maggio 1978.
Laureato a Napoli, in Conservazione dei Beni Culturali con una tesi in
Storia e Tecnica della Fotografia.
In ambito universitario, con il maestro Carlo Alberto Pinelli, scopre la
fotografia in movimento, attraverso il genere del documentario.
Nel 2007 frequenta l’accademia privata Griffith di Roma, dove si
specializza come operatore di ripresa e Autore della fotografia. Negli
anni che seguono accumula esperienze sui set romani, dove ricopre
diversi ruoli del reparto fotografia, dall’elettricista, all’aiuto operatore.
E’ stato documentarista per l’ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la
Protezione e Ricerca Ambientale, dove svolgeva attività di divulgazione
Nel 2013 continua la formazione in CINERESIDENZE, attraverso un
master di Fotografia per il Cinema, tenuto da Daniele Ciprì.
Dal 2010 è proprietario della FOG, una piccola casa di produzione.
Come Autore della Fotografia ha all’attivo trasmissioni televisive (Fuori
Quadro di e con Achille Bonito Oliva – RAI TRE - 2 stagioni),
documentari (The Cuban Hamlet – Storia di Tomas Milian e Tracce di
Bene, entrambi per la regia di Giuseppe Sansonna), un lungometraggio
(Istmo per la regia di Carlo Fenizi) videoclip e cortometraggi.
Nel 2018 il cortometraggio “Gagarin, mi mancherai” di cui è Autore
della Fotografia, per la regia di Domenico De Orsi, è premiato alla
Settimana Internazionale della Critica, all’interno della 75 Mostra
Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia.

Sergio Grillo was born in Foggia on May 15, 1978.
Graduated in Naples, in Conservation of Cultural Heritage with a thesis in
History and Technique of Photography.
In the university field, with the teacher Carlo Alberto Pinelli, he discovered the
moving photography, through the documentary genre.
In 2007 he attended the Griffith private academy in Rome, where he
specializes as camera operator and author of photography. in
the following years he accumulates experiences on the Roman sets, where he holds
different roles of the photography department, from the electrician to the assistant operator.
He was a documentary filmmaker for ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la
Environmental Protection and Research, where it carried out dissemination activities
In 2013 he continues his training in CINERESIDENZE, through a
master of Photography for Cinema, held by Daniele Ciprì.
Since 2010 he has owned the FOG, a small production house.
As an author of photography, he has television programs under his belt (Outside
Work by and with Achille Bonito Oliva - RAI TRE - 2 seasons),
documentaries (The Cuban Hamlet - History of Tomas Milian and Traces of
Well, both directed by Giuseppe Sansonna), a feature film
(Isthmus directed by Carlo Fenizi) video clips and short films.
In 2018 the short film "Gagarin, mi mancherai" of which he is the Author
della Photography, directed by Domenico De Orsi, is awarded at the
International Critics' Week, within the 75th Exhibition
Venice International Film Festival.

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